Damariscotta Lake State Park
What it lacks in size, Damariscotta Lake State Park makes up for with amenities. One of Maine’s most popular day-use parks, Damariscotta is only a short drive from the state capitol of Augusta. Beachgoers enjoy relaxing on the sandy shores of Damariscotta Lake, and taking in a picnic lunch in one of the many picnic table and grill areas.
The parkland encompasses only 17 acres, but there is an abundance of activities to choose from! The natural surroundings make it an ideal place for crowd-free swimming, boating, canoeing and fishing, Damariscotta Lake State Park invites guests to hang out a little longer with its ample picnic facilities: tables, grills, shelters equipped with electricity and running water, and an old-fashioned playground for kids. And for the “big kids,” the park has a large activity field. Toss in fresh drinking water and restrooms, and you’ve got the makings of a perfect family outing.
Damariscotta Lake State Park is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day for fantastic summer adventures. This small park packs in big fun or, if you prefer, quiet relaxing times. You decide!